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Chicken Ranch Ranchero Over Rice

We love Mexican dishes and I have been trying to find a recipe combination for Ranchero Sauce to compliment dishes. I think I might have found a winner!
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Chicken Ranch Ranchero Over Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon seed and dice Serrano Pepper
  • ¼ cups dice Onion
  • 30 ounces Diced Tomatoes, Canned
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano, Dried
  • ½ teaspoons Chili Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 3 cups cook White Rice, Long-Grain
  • 1 pound Chicken, Boneless Breasts
  • 1 cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1 ½ cups Colby Jack Cheese, Shredded

Freezer Containers

  • 1 8x8 Baking Pan

Supplies

  • Foils
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a saucepan, heat the oil and saute the garlic, serrano pepper and onions for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat and add the tomatoes.
  3. Cook the tomatoes for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Add in the seasonings and simmer for about 5 more minutes.
  5. Place the cooked rice in the bottom of the baking pan. Place the chicken breasts on top of the rice in a single layer.
  6. Add the Ranch dressing on top of the chicken.
  7. Pour the Ranchero Sauce (cooked tomato mixture) over the whole dish.
  8. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a saucepan, heat the oil and saute the garlic, serrano pepper and onions for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Allow sauce to cool.
  3. Reduce the heat and add the tomatoes.
  4. Cook the tomatoes for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Add in the seasonings and simmer for about 5 more minutes.
  6. Divide the cooked rice into indicated number of baking pans. Place the chicken breasts on top of the rice in a single layer.
  7. Add the Ranch dressing on top of the chicken.
  8. Pour the Ranchero Sauce (cooked tomato mixture) over the whole dish.
  9. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  10. Cover tightly with foil, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

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    1. That is correct Jenna – it might not need as much as double the time but probably close. It should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

  1. What kind of dish should I find that I can freeze and cook in, I have never frozen anything like this before 🙂

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